Get Your Pitchfork On!

Get Your Pitchfork On!

The Real Dirt on Country Living

eBook - 2012
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A city girl's straightforward and amusing advice about farming and the social aspects of country living.
Publisher: New York : Process, 2012.
ISBN: 9781934170359
Characteristics: 1 online resource (345 p.)
Contents: ChiggersCockroaches; Fire Ants; Mosquitoes; Scorpions; Subterranean Termites; Ticks; Wasps; Fish, Reptiles and Amphibians; Alligator; Boa Constrictor and Burmese Python; Catfish; Frog; Iguana, Lizard and Gecko; Snakes; Turtle and Tortoise; Badger; Bat; Bear; Beaver; Coyote and Wolf; Javelina, or Peccary; Mouse and Rat; Porcupine; Raccoon; Razorback, or Wild Hog; Squirrels, Chipmunks, Ground Squirrels; Birds; European Starling; Flicker; Hawk; Muscovy Duck; Owl; Quail; (Wild) Turkey; Section Four FOOD; Chapter 13 Buying; Animal Products; Eggs; Milk; CSA; Big-Box Stores.
Section Three ANIMALSChapter 10 Pets; Cat; Dog; Protective Dog; Wandering Dog; Country Dog Fun; Chapter 11 Livestock; General Maintenance; Fencing; Personality; Training; Handling/Safety; Feeding; Vaccinations and Parasites; Manure Management; Males; Gender Names; Specific Species; Birds; Chicken; Duck; Goose; Guinea Fowl; Turkey; Camelids; Alpaca; Llama; Bovines; Bison; Cattle; Equines; Donkey; Horse; Shelter and Maintenance; Training; Mule; Pony and Miniature Horse; Honeybee; Goat; Pig; Rabbit; Sheep; Chapter 12 Wildlife; The Most Dangerous Wild Animal; Insects and Arachnids; Carpenter Ants.
Chapter 4 Other Utilities and ServicesOther Heat Sources; Electricity; Communications; Postal Service; Package Delivery; Newspaper Delivery; Locator Landmark; Chapter 5 Winter and Storm Preparedness; Critical Systems; Generator; Getting Out; Chapter 6 Sustainable Power; Solar Hot Water; Solar Electricity; Water and Wind Turbines; Passive Solar Heat; Geothermal Energy; Chapter 7 Alternative Building Materials; Adobe; Straw Bale; Cob; Rammed Earth; Chapter 8 Other "Green" Ideas; Composting Toilet; Gray Water System; Rainwater Catchment; Insulation; Clothesline; Chapter 9 Outbuildings.
Fire AbatementFalling; Burn Pile; Road Kill; Noxious Plants; Invasive Species; Native Species; Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac; Tractors and Other Tools; Tractor; Tractor Implements; Repairs; Chainsaw; Other Yard Power Tools; Pickup (Rig); Storing Fuel; Traditional Hand Tools; Fencing; Fence Materials; Posts; Gates; Tools; Corners; Odd Terrain; Attire; Boots; Clothes; Gloves; Hat; Section Two BUILDINGS, INSIDE AND OUT; Chapter 3 Maintenance; Roof and Gutter; Septic System; Critter-Proofing; Sump Pump; Wood Heat; Acquiring; Splitting; Storage; Kindling; Lighting; Wood Type; Chimney; Sap.
Acknowledgments; Introduction; Section One LAND; Chapter 1 Buying; Realtor Versus FSBO; Topography; Potential Hazards; Water Features; Pond; Channel Water; Driveway; Microclimates; View; Government and Municipal Considerations; Vehicle Licensing and Insurance; Taxes; Zoning; Covenants; Environmental Health; Conservation Easement; Mineral and Timber Rights; Airspace; Vegetation Control; Property Lines; Proximity; Neighbors; Utilities; Bare Land; Domestic and Irrigation/Livestock Water; Surface Water; Well Water; Septic System; Chapter 2 Maintenance; Woodlot and Yard; Planting Trees.
Summary: A city girl's straightforward and amusing advice about farming and the social aspects of country living.


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